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“Right now I’m aiming at increasing the distance I run. As long as I can run a certain distance, that’s all I careimages-57 about.

“Sometimes I run fast when I feel like it, but if I increase the pace I shorten the amount of time I run, the point being to let the exhilaration I feel at the end of each run carry over to the next day.

“This is the same sort of tack I find necessary when writing a novel. I stop every day right at the point where I feel I can write more.

“Do that and the next day’s work goes surpassingly smoothly…

“To keep on going, you have to keep up the rhythm. This is the important thing for long term projects. Once you set the pace, the rest will follow.”

From What I Talk About When I Talk About Running.

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